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Jan 15, 2013 9:00am EST
than it did for many years, and it shows that has been technological innovation. we live in a new era. i used to always in my remarks by saying will everybody please turn off their cell phones. i would ask you to turn them on to silence, you can keep them on, on the condition that you use them only to tweet, out of this conference. and for those of you who are able to do that, i'm not yet one of them, the hash tag is #usinnovation. so glenn, you know all that so come on up here and talk to these folks. >> i'm sure and acts of widespread civil disagree with you will do with your technology what you choose. and as someone in the technology business, please go ahead because i like to make money while i'm talking. i'd like to thank you, stroke, for having me here today, welcoming all of us to the brookings for the welcome to all of you. we've got a stellar group of panel organized today with fantastic panels. i will get to my remarks are equipped because i know you come to hear them, not me. i did want to reflect our first growth through innovation panel was over three years ago. a time w
Jan 17, 2013 5:00pm EST
ideas around the world and that leads to growth around the world. for example, the technology that we have invented is an expanding around the world, and that is leading to jobs overseas because the plants have to be near the consumers trying to serve. we can't export to the disposable diaper from pennsylvania to china and make money on it so we have 150 factories around the world. but nevertheless, that the business that we do internationally results in jobs in the united states. 20% of our jobs in the united states rely on an international business. 40% in the state of ohio our home state relies on international business. so that international business and being globally competitive is incredibly important to their growth of our company and to the growth of the economy and the allied states. we have the world's best company in the united states but right now we are putting them at a disadvantage with our tax policy, with our fiscal policy and with many of the things i've already talked about. >> thank you. >> i agree with you strongly that we have to do a tax reform and we can't hav
Jan 15, 2013 12:00pm EST
. our center for technology innovation this morning put out a paper entitled "smart policy: building an innovation-based economy." we propose a number of different ways in which we could use technology to improve education, health care and government performance. so if you didn't get a copy when you came in, there are copies out in the hallway outside the auditorium. in this particular session, we're going to discuss how our political leaderrers can better -- leaders can better address the problems that we face. in particular we're going to look at ways that we can get congress, the white house and federal agencies to perform at a higher level. what are the new ideas to change the manner in which government functions? are there responsibilities that can be foreverred to other levels of -- transferred to other levels of government, the private sector or nongovernmental organizations? to help us understand the benefits and barriers to government performance, we have brought together an outstanding set of speakers. to my immediate right is phil knight who's the chairman and cofounder of
Jan 18, 2013 9:00am EST
years. we can build on it by smartly deploy our technology, personnel and programs along the border. i must say parenthetically, a lot of the people that come to this nation don't necessarily come through the border. 40, 50% of them just a longer than they intended to. we need to thoughtfully designed temporary worker programs that would allow employees to use immigrant labor when the u.s. workers are not available. more to say about that in the q&a. overly restricted visa policies are depriving america of both the high and low skilled workers that we need. we need a visa system type to market demand. and it must go beyond highest skilled, seasonal and agricultural workers. and include other areas where employers face demonstrated labor shortages. home health care aides and nursing home workers are prime examples. the cap should go up when the economy is strong, and be adjusted down when the economy is not. as i mentioned, we need to expand the number of green cards to foreign nationals who graduate from our colleges and universities with advanced degrees. even with high unemployment w
Jan 22, 2013 12:00pm EST
, but america cannot resist this transition. we must lead it. we cannot cede to other nations the technology that will power new jobs and new industries. we must claim its promise and that's how we will maintain our economic vitality and our national treasure." that's a direct quote that came out of the president's speech. and it really is a lot of little subliminal things in there that people didn't pick up on but i did. and one is, and they talked we misshowed the leadership. well, that's because all the things they tried to do to damage the economy, to destroy the economy in terms of the -- the cap and trade agenda and all that, are things that other countries are just waiting for us to do. it's no not that we're going to provide the leadership, china instead is sitting back hoping that that will happen in this country so thembg have all the jobs that are chased away from our manufacturing base. there are a knew sentences the president dedicated to global warming and the rest of the speech to be labeled as the liberal laundry list and i think everyone was expecting that. i wasn't surprise
Jan 18, 2013 12:00pm EST
, what's happened? why is it so much worse? you know, we are technologically come we're doing better, smarter, faster. why? a lot of a lot of times it's a simple answer. fewer people, fewer resources. not a lot of slack in the system. not a lot of excess capacity. that doesn't make you money so it's been cut out. you are more vulnerable now but if that's the model we are in, then how do we as a society build resiliency into that? is it government? is a subsidies? how do you do that? so those are my asks. thank you. [applause] >> did i mention he is an amazing speaker, to? while i'm about to ask some questions here, icq members of our first plenary art in their seats to it the other members of plenary one can come and take their seats year, then we will be ready to go for plenary one. this whole idea of resiliency and sustainability was something that we actually had a special preconference meeting about four the united states if i met a protection agency yesterday, symposium on revealing -- sustainability delving into the core complex, that we often think of sustainable communities a
Jan 22, 2013 8:00am EST
citizens to formulate these from law enforcement leaders to firearms owners and enthusiasts, technology and then safety advocates, from retailers to mental health professionals and members of the clergy to gun violence and members of the entertainment industry. the conversations we had a frank, wide ranging and inclusive and the consensus that emerged was president obama said, quote, if there is even one thing we can do to reduce this violence, if there's even one life that can be saved then we have an obligation to try. this obligation is what drove the administration to propose a range of limit -- legislative remedies with 23 executive actions to end mass shootings and prevent the violence. on wednesday president obama signed directives putting a number of these proposals into action. these will require legislation that will be introduced in congress and which we hope will receive timely consideration. at every level of the administration particularly within the department of justice my colleagues and i will do everything in our power to maximize enforcement efforts and implement new
Jan 16, 2013 12:00pm EST
. climate change, technological risk, property, government, silence and very slow moving but dramatic disasters. suffering a lot here in the united states like drought and future current future or the shortages. very often urbanization is talked about as a risk. i think you cannot just say risk. urbanization is also economic growth. it's opportunity, it's education, and it's also a many climate especially say it's the most economically efficient way of managing climate risk. you have so many people in one place, it might become feasibly financially from a different perspective. but in themselves all of the factors drive risk very rapidly. internationally if we take a quick look at the disaster trends and you if you follow disaster you will see that frequency and type of disasters have been more and more everywhere. and people ask themselves what is the reason for this? when you work in disasters, you tend less ponder the reason, and you have to address it. but you also have to say if it's a trend, which has been for forty years now. and what is it that we do in societies that actually
Jan 18, 2013 5:00pm EST
and technology, jessica three-legged stool. if one is too short, the stool falls over. if one is to launch, the stool falls over. they must be in balance to hold the weight of what we're trying to accomplish. to do this, one person at nice continue supporting resources in order to sustain the tracing of all guns and their processing. thank you. [applause] >> thank you, pete. i'm going to take this time out to open it up for some questions or comments. for anyone on the panel this afternoon so fire. we have folks again in the aisles of microphones. >> first of all, thanks to the organizers and participants had been so fabulous this morning. my question is a wonder anyone has the financial effects of these various regulations on gun dealers because that's the claim i often hear. i asked because of a public health professional, couldn't care to gun dealers make less money, but as a citizen interested in starting some local discussion several new hampshire and letter to the editor campaigns, i know that is something we would hear and i don't know if that claim is doing now, but if you likely h
Jan 16, 2013 9:00am EST
. studying in science and technology to the second question from the audience, does the debt ceiling still have a practical purpose? could be eliminated without much consequence of? >> does what? >> the debt ceiling. >> no, it doesn't really have -- it's got symbolic value i guess, but no other country i believe, maybe one or two of the countries but i think essentially no other countries in the world have this particular institution. just so everybody understands what it is, the congress appropriates $100, tells the government to spend $100 on whatever, and then it raises $80 in revenue through its tax code. now, there is arithmetic here. so says you've got to borrow $20, right? no. the congress has to give a third row which has 100 minus 80 equals 20. there really is, if the congress is approving spending and its approving taxing, and those two things are not equal, then this kind of logically, there's got to be something to make up the difference and that difference is borrowing. i'm not saying that deficits and debt are a good thing or a blessing that at all but the way to address it i
Jan 22, 2013 5:00pm EST
some new technologies for recycling, and it also corrects -- this is very important -- a gap in current law that prohibited tribal governments from requesting federal assistance. they were completely prohibited under the former law, and really as a matter of fair policy and the federal law, tribes should be able to request some assistance as well, and that was corrected in this piece of legislation. it also and finally eliminates a perverse incentive in the law to use high-priced contract labor for emergency work instead of local government employees such as firefighters and police officers, which should save the federal government millions of dollars. so i want to thank in closing all of the different organizations that helped to pass this. the u.s. conference of mayors, the national league of cities, the national association of county organizations, international association of emergency managers, international association of firefighters, association of fire chiefs and the association of flood plain managers. you know, this is not a subject that's always fun to talk about because whe
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